Performance analysis of Linux containers for high performance computing applications Online publication date: Fri, 01-Dec-2017
by David Beserra; Edward David Moreno; Patricia Takako Endo; Jymmy Barreto; Stênio Fernandes; Djamel Sadok
International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing (IJGUC), Vol. 8, No. 4, 2017
Abstract: Although cloud infrastructures can be used as High Performance Computing (HPC) platforms, many issues from virtualisation overhead have kept them almost unrelated. However, with advent of container-based virtualisation, this scenario acquires new perspectives because this technique promises to decrease the virtualisation overhead, achieving a near-native performance. In this work, we analyse the performance of a container-based virtualisation solution - Linux Container (LXC) - against a hypervisor-based virtualisation solution - KVM - under HPC activities. For our experiments, we consider CPU and (network and inter-process) communication performance. Results show that hypervisor type can impact distinctly in performance according to resource used by HPC application.
Online publication date: Fri, 01-Dec-2017
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